Bernadette Doolan is an Irish artist, living in Wexford. She is the winner of the best overall work by a non-Academician, and winner of the Irish News award for depicting Ireland today, in The Royal Ulster Academy annual exhibition. Bernadette was selected for The Ruth Borchard self-portrait Exhibition, the UK’s only public collection of self-portrait by British and Irish artists.

Bernadette Doolan explores the fragility of identity in the context of childhood through much of her recent work. Her figurative work is the depiction of the human self through exploration of strength and vulnerabilities. Her work has been described as having an emotional weight with psychological intensity that is not necessarily representing the physical, but one’s internal voice.